December 6, 2011 6:20 PM
Now that the U.S has severely cut back its space program, independent groups and private companies are taking up the challenge.
According to a report on CBC Radio's Spark, there's an amateur space race going on, and this time it has nothing to do with the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but instead sees space enthusiasts and hackers alike vying for a chance to go into orbit.
A German hacker collective called the Chaos Computer Club is one of the key players, having recently put out the call for a three-phase space program that aims to put a hacker on the moon in 22 years.
Meanwhile, the Copenhagen Suborbitals, a non-profit Danish group founded four years ago, successfully launched a rocket into space in June
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